The Untold Truth of Andie MacDowell’s Husband




Who is Paul Qualley?

Paul James Qualley was born in the US in the late 1950s, so his nationality is American, but he is of part Norwegian descent. He belongs to the White Caucasian ethnic group. He is a former fashion model and contractor, but probably best known as the (now ex-)husband of famous Hollywood actress Andie MacDowell.

How rich is he right now? Paul Qualley net worth

As of the beginning of 2020, Paul Qualley’s net worth exceeds $200,000, largely earned through his involvement in the fashion industry as a professional model. He has also increased his wealth through his contracting and ranching businesses.


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In addition, it is believed that he shared the wealth of his famous ex-wife, Andie MacDowell, while they were married. Her net worth is reportedly over $20 million.

Early life, nationality, ethnicity, education

Paul was raised by his father, Lee James Qualley, and mother Patricia Ann Rondou. It is unknown if he has any siblings. Information about his educational background has not been disclosed.

Professional career

Paul Qualley developed his love for modeling very early on.

Although there is not much information about his professional career, he is known to have made a name for himself in the fashion industry, appearing in a number of advertising commercials and catwalks. At some point in his life, Paul retired from the fashion industry and began pursuing a career in contracting and ranching.

Relationship with Andie MacDowell

Paul Qualley and Andie MacDowell met during photo shoots for Gap Ads. They soon became romantically involved and eventually got married in 1986.

They are the parents of three children – Andie gave birth to their first child, a son they named Justin, in 1986, a daughter named Rainey Qualley in 1990 – she was crowned Miss Golden Globe 2012 – and their second daughter Sarah Margaret was born in 1994. Both their daughters are actresses just like their mother. Sadly, Paul and Andie divorced in 1999 and Paul has been officially single ever since, while Andie dated actor Dennis Quaid for a year and later married businessman Rhett Hartzog in 2001; she, however divorced in 2004.

Who is his ex-wife? Andie MacDowell short wiki/bio

Rosalie Anderson ‘Andie’ MacDowell was born on April 21, 1958 under the zodiac sign of Taurus, in Gaffney, South Carolina USA, of British and French descent. She was raised by her father, Marion St. Pierre MacDowell, who was a lumber manager, and mother Pauline ‘Paula’ Johnston, who worked as a music teacher. In 1964, her parents apparently divorced because her mother was an alcoholic, and her father later remarried Mary Frances Stone. Her mother died at the age of 53. Andie attended Winthrop University but dropped out without graduating.

Andie MacDowell

Career as a model

Before becoming an actress, Andie pursued a career as a fashion model. She was noticed by a representative of Wilhelmina Models, and in 1978 she signed a modeling contract with Elite Model Management. In the early 1980s, she was featured in “Vogue” magazine and modeled for brands such as Armani, Bill Blass and Yves Saint Laurent, among many others. Andie gained huge popularity after being featured in a series of billboards in Times Square, New York City and television commercials for Calvin Klein. She has been a spokeswoman for L’Oréal since 1986.

Beginning of an acting career

Andie’s collaboration with Calvin Klein led her to her screen debut in the role of Miss Jane Porter in the 1984 adventure “Greystoke: The Legend Of Tarzan, Lord Of The Apes” directed by Hugh Hudson. It was followed by her portrayal of Dale Biberman in the coming-of-age movie ‘St. Elmo’s Fire”, and was subsequently cast as Anthea in the mini-series “The Secret Of The Sahara” (1988).

Become famous

Andie rose to prominence in 1989 when she landed the role of Ann Bishop Mullany the independent movie “Sex, Lies, And Videotape”directed by Steven Soderbergh.

The role earned her a Los Angeles Film Critics Association Award for Best Actress and an Independent Spirit Award for Best Female Lead. She then starred as Brontë Parrish in the 1990 romantic comedy “Green Card”, for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy. She then played Anna Baragli in the action comedy “Hudson Hawk” alongside Bruce Willis and played Tina Lesley Bartholemew in the comedy crime drama “The Object Of Beauty”, both in 1991.

Continued success

Andie’s next major role came in 1993, playing Ann Finnigan the comedy-drama film “Short Cuts”, winning joint Golden Globe Special Ensemble Cast Award and Volpi Cup for Best Emsemble Cast. The same year, she won a Saturn Award for Best Actress for her performance as Rita Hanson in Harold Ramis’ fantasy comedy Groundhog Day, which was a box office success. She then played Carrie in the 1994 romantic comedy Four Weddings And A Funeral,” which earned her a Golden Globe Award nomination in the Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy category.

In 1996, Andie played Dorothy Winters in the fantasy film “Michael” alongside John Travolta, for which she won a Goldene Kamera Award for Best International Actress. She also produced and starred as Linda Palinski in the 1998 romantic comedy ‘Just The Ticket’ starring alongside Andy Garcia and Richard Bradford.

Roles in independent films

With the turn of the new millennium, Andie MacDowell appeared in several independent film titles. She played Kate Scales in the 2001 romantic comedy-drama ‘Crush’, played Jessie Benson in Manuel Pradal’s 2002 crime film ‘Ginostra’ and played Terri in the 2005 comedy ‘Beauty Shop’ directed by Bille Woodruff.

In 2006, she did a voiceover for the animated film “Barnyard”, and towards the end of the decade she also played Kelly in the 2007 drama “Intervention”, and landed the role of Helen in the crime thriller “As Good As As from 2010. Dead”.

TV series and recent projects

In 2012, Andie was chosen to play Gray Chandler Murray in the ABC Family comedy-drama series “Jane By Design”; however, it was canceled after one season. After that, she joined the cast of the family drama series “Cedar Bay”aired on Hallmark Channel, cast as Olivia Lockhart in 36 episodes of the series from 2013 to 2015.

Andie MacDowell

Then Andie played Nancy Davidson in the 2015 comedy-drama ‘Magic Mike XXL’ followed by her portrayals of Suzanne in the 2017 drama “Love After Love”., for which she received critical acclaim, and Joanne Winters in the 2018 romantic drama “Paper Love”. In 2019, Andie won the lead role of Ivy Mittelfart in the BBC sitcom “Cuckoo”, then reprized the roles of Doris Lovejoy in the comedy ” The Last Laugh” and Becky Le Domas in the comedy horror “Ready Or Not”. It has been announced that she will play Monica Greer in the upcoming neo-western film “No Man’s Land”, which is currently in post-production.